#2
I'm not hearing the pick anywhere. The notes are distinct and crisp sounding, but I'm not hearing a whole lot of pick noise.
#3
I did not watch the video, but if you are asking about pick noise, it's always there. Just sometimes not as noticeable. Some players like a heavy picking sound like Paul Gilbert.

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Xter
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